Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the Competition

Which SUV is right for you, the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Toyota Highlander?

Before you fully commit to that flashy new Jeep Grand Cherokee that has so much to offer, you might want to see how it matches up to a similar vehicle. One such vehicle happens to be the Toyota Highlander, another SUV looking to make its mark. Santa Monica Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram clearly knows there is one clear winner in this challenge, but decided to break down the matchup for you anyway.



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2016 Grand Cherokee v. 2016 Toyota Highlander


  • Right off the bat, it is pretty clear that the Grand Cherokee has the more striking appearance of the two. With a sleek exterior fit for both the main trails and back roads, there isn't much of a challenge in this category.
  • Speaking of back roads, the Grand Cherokee is fully off-road capable, giving you that extra edge you need to make an adventure all the more exciting.

Mid-Size SUV Stack-Up, Santa Monica, California


  • Need to haul some gear for your trek? The Grand Cherokee offers 2000 more pounds in maximum trailering capacity than the Highlander, conveniently affording you the luxury of not having to leave extra supplies at home.
  • The engine of the Grand Cherokee offers 293 net horsepower and 260 net pound-feet of torque, significantly more than the Highlander's 185 net horsepower and 184 net pound-feet of torque. Which would you rather have?



  • Stick with your gut when it comes to the right SUV for you and select the Jeep Grand Cherokee every single time. We have an extensive new Jeep lineup here at Santa Monica Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram that we're happy to go over you with. Please stop by our dealership or give us a call with any questions you may have.


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